Delivering Images On CD

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  1. Andie

    Andie TPF Noob!

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    I'm trying to gather information for starting a small local photography and I know there are programs out there that allow you to put the images on CD, but make it so that the user can't just print them, or right click and save them.

    Of course I know there are ways around that (done it myself), but can someone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ladyphotog

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    I never give a client a CD with images on it that they haven't paid for without my watermark. Just a thought.
     
  3. W.Smith

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    So you want to DRM CD's with images?
    Naaah. Too unconstitutional.
    Probably porn as well . . .
     
  4. Andie

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    Excuse me???
     
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    It's next to impossible on a budget... there's always a way around it.

    Small lo-res images and a watermark are the best protection. You could put them together in a simple viewer gallery and change the permissions of the images folders when you burn them to a CD. Also include a "no right click" code in the html. This would allow them to browse with a web browser but not right click and not get them from the CD.

    If they're computer savy they can still get them from their cache... but that's always a risk.

    Google for Digital Rights Management software if you wish, but anything that works is pricey.

    ~Dewey
     
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    Watermark is for sure going to be the best protection. I wouldn't mess with any software out there for digital rights management there are always ways around that. Chances are if they can see it on their screen they can screen cap it with various types of software, even the print scrn button.

    I dunno maybe there's even software out there to remove a watermark? Unless you made it a solid watermark.

    Also keep the res LOW, just enough to give them an idea of what the image is.

    Jeff
     

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